Monday, December 3rd, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldView.com)
Urge President Trump to Grant Asylum to Pakistani Asia Bibi
Bibi has been in hiding since Pakistan’s supreme court acquitted her of trumped up blasphemy charges–this after a 9 year imprisonment and legal battle that left at least two of her supporters dead. She now faces a vigilante campaign for her execution, the execution of her family, and the three high court judges that rendered the verdict. Her attorney has already fled the country.
A few countries, including Canada and Australia, seem to be working with Pakistan to grant her asylum, but so far the United States has remained embarrassingly silent.
On Friday of last week, BreakPoint This Week co-host Ed Stetzer, using the social media hashtag #AsylumforBibi, called on President Donald Trump to fulfill recent promises made by his administration to persecuted Christians and to grant asylum to Asia Bibi and her family; and to pro-actively work with Pakistani officials to ensure safe transport to the United States.
President George H. W. Bush Died on Friday
Roughly eight months after the passing of his beloved Barbara to whom he had been married for 70 years, former President George H.W. Bush died at age 94 on Friday night, November 30, reports Christian Headlines.
The 41st president is survived by five children, including President George W. Bush, and 17 grandchildren.
After serving in the U.S. Congress, Bush was also Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican Party, Envoy to China, Director of the CIA, and Vice President to Ronald Reagan.
In 1988, Bush ran a successful campaign to succeed Reagan as president, defeating Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis, becoming the first incumbent vice president in 152 years to be elected president.
BUSH: “We can now speak the most majestic words a democracy has to offer: The people have spoken. And with a full heart and great hopes, I thank all the
people throughout America who have given us this great victory.”
On August 2, 1990, Iraq, led by Saddam Hussein, invaded its oil-rich neighbor to
the south, Kuwait. Bush condemned the invasion.
Early on the morning of January 17, 1991, allied forces launched the first attack of Operation Desert Storm which included more than 4,000 bombing runs by
coalition aircraft. This pace would continue for the next four weeks, until a ground invasion was launched on February 24, 1991. After the successful offensive, President Bush announced the liberation of Kuwait.
BUSH: “Kuwait is liberated. Iraq’s army is defeated. Our military objectives are
met. Kuwait is once more in the hands of Kuwaitis, in control of their own
destiny. We share in their joy, a joy tempered only by our compassion for their
According to Wikipedia, “Several key moments in Bush’s life led to a deepening of his faith in Jesus Christ, including his narrow escape from Japanese forces in 1944 and the tragic death of his three-year-old child, Robin, in 1953.”
The 41st president often used a “thousand points of light” theme to describe the power ordinary citizens have to solve problems locally in their communities.
In addition to President John Adams, President Bush was the second American to see his son follow him into the nation’s highest office.
George H.W. Bush was the longest-lived president in American history.
Texas School Personnel Repent: Students Can Pray if They Wish
It was Hannah Allen, an eighth-grader, who dared to pray with a handful of students during lunch back in September for a classmate who had recently been involved in an accident.
Not long into the prayer, Principal Lee Frost approached the students and declared, “Y’all don’t do that again,” although the prayer was both initiated and led by the students.
The following day, Principal Frost told Allen and the rest of the group that they were only allowed to pray if they were doing so behind the cafeteria stage curtain, outside, or when the gym was vacant.
Thanks to the intervention of First Liberty Institute, which said in a letter that “Students should not have to hide or be exiled to pray for each other,” the school reversed itself.
You can send a polite note to Principal Frost: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Thessalonians 5:17 encourages Christians to “Pray without Ceasing.”
Oklahoma Seeks to Ban All Abortions, Make it a Felony
An Oklahoma bill filed last Thursday would prohibit all abortions, without exception, and would actually make the killing of unborn babies a felony for both abortionists and mothers, reports News Oklahoma.
Republican State Senator Joseph Silk filed Senate Bill 13 this week after a similar bill failed in the state legislature in 2017.
Starbucks Claims It Will Block Porn from Wi-Fi in 2019
While watching pornography was technically “banned” at Starbucks locations, the company had not used content blockers on its Wi-Fi service to prevent access to explicit content, reports The Christian Post.
That will supposedly change in 2019 as Starbucks customers will no longer be able to access X-rated content.
The recent action from Starbucks on their 2016 commitment came after a petition launched this month by Enough Is Enough calling out the coffee giant for reneging on their promise. The petition had more than 26,000 signatures as of Friday morning.
The warning in Proverbs 7:21-23 about the adulterous woman is equally applicable to the seduction of pornography. “With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk. All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.”
NBC’s The Voice Contestant: “There is Power in the Name of Jesus”
And finally, if you tuned in to watch NBC’s The Voice last week, you may have thought for a minute you were tuned in to a Gospel music channel, reports FaithWire.com.
During Monday night’s episode, contestant Kymberli Joye performed the Christian track, “Break Every Chain.”
“There is power in the name of Jesus. There is power in the name of Jesus. There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain, break every chain, break every chain.”
The 26-year-old from Windsor, Connecticut is a worship leader at her church where her father pastors.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, December 3rd in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Lutherans More Likely to Drink
Among 1,010 American Protestant Christians, Lutherans are most likely to say that they consume alcohol while Pentecostals are least likely, a recently released LifeWay Research poll has found, reports The Christian Post.
75 percent of Lutherans surveyed answered “yes” when asked if they drink alcohol. By comparison, just 43 percent of nondenominational Christians, 33 percent of Baptists and 23 percent of Assemblies of God/Pentecostal Christians said that they consume alcohol.
Fifty-four percent of respondents agreed that drinking reasonable amounts is an “act of biblical liberty,” while 30 percent disagreed and 16 percent were unsure.
Sixty percent of respondents in the 2017 survey agreed that “when a Christian partakes of alcohol in a social setting, they could cause other believers to stumble or be confused.”
Ephesians 5:18 says, “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.”
Franklin Graham: Jesus Christ Is the Hope for Suicidal People
In light of the rise of suicide rate in the U.S. jumping by 33 percent between 1999 and 2017, Evangelist Franklin Graham, said “People need hope. And hope comes from a relationship with God through His Son. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin to save us from our sins and from hopelessness,” reports CBN News.
Graham said, “If you have ever thought about suicide, I want you to remember that there is always hope in Christ. God loves you and can help you through the problems you face. He has a plan for your life. Turn to Him today.”
2,000 People Attend Vietnam Veteran’s Funeral
As many as 2,000 people came out this week to attend the November 27th funeral of Stanley Stoltz, a Vietnam War veteran with “no known” living family members after the Bennington, Nebraska native died on November 18, at age 73, reports Fox News.
The 23-word announcement for the public to attend the funeral in The Omaha World-Herald quickly gained traction on social media, and soon, multiple local news outlets were spreading the word.
One attendee named Dick Harrington told WOWT-TV that “no vet deserves to die alone.”